Brussels Loses Euro 2020 Matches To Wembley

Wembley to host seven Euro 2020 matches including final after Brussels political row over stadium

Hampden loses out on hosting opening match of Euro 2020

"Due to the Eurostadium project's failure to meet the conditions imposed by the UEFA Executive Committee during its meeting of 20th September 2017, the four matches initially scheduled to be held in Brussels will now be allocated to Wembley Stadium, London following a vote by the committee", UEFA wrote in a statement on their website.

FA Wales were left "extremely disappointed" with UEFA's announcement after failing in their bid to secure four Euro 2020 matches at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Wembley will now host a total of seven games for the 2020 Euros.

And a random draw to decide which cities will host group games paired London with Glasgow, with the assurance that each team that qualifies will play at least two home matches during the pool stage.

In addition to the host-city pairs, UEFA also announced that the opening match of the tournament will be played at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

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Staged across 12 countries, Euro 2020's unusual format was former UEFA president Michel Platini's brainchild - a one-off gesture to celebrate the tournament's 60th birthday.

Glenn, who has previously pledged that the FA will sink millions into upgrading the national stadium before the tournament, paid tribute to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for his support.

The boost to England's credentials as a host of major tournament football comes after it emerged this week that chairman Greg Clarke has begun laying the groundwork for a potential bid for the 2030 World Cup. "Today we don't know if they can build a stadium or not", he told reporters at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.

Group A games will be played in Rome and Baku, while Group B games will take place in Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen.

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